Collections are ways of collating data that bring it together under a theme. They can be either private or public and can be assigned a DOI.
1. How to create a Collection
Go to the Collections tab under My Data. Complete the sections with a green dot next to them to make it public. Click Save changes once you’ve completed the form.
2. How to add data to a Collection
There are two ways to add data to a Collection:
a) Once you’ve created the Collection, select Add public items or My data. If you select from public items, you can search and select the items you wish to add to your collection. The same process applies if you choose from your data. If you’re a member of an institution that is using Figshare for Institution, you can also filter by your institution’s data.
b) If you find a public item you wish to add to a Collection, simply select +Collect and choose the Collection to add it to.
3. How to publish a Collection
Once you’ve collated your data, you can make your Collection public by selecting the Manage gear wheel on the right side of the screen and selecting Publish collection. Once you’ve published a collection, it’s permanent.